Activity Narrative

The NEES@UCSB Education and Outreach team visited Roosevelt Elementary School sixth graders in Santa Barbara. Prof. Jamie Steidl discussed the structure of the earth, its core, mantle and crust. He showed slides illustrating the travel of seismic waves through the earth and the crust. The nature of the Moment Magnitude scale (1030) was demonstrated through examples. Every student was invited to make their own earthquake using the Quake Catcher Network accelerometer, which are available to all educators from the Quake Catcher Network ( .


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.